Remipedia: Species

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman


Godzilliognomus frondosus Yager, 1989

Godzilliognomus frondosus Yager, 1989: 1202, figs 5-7.

Type material. HOLOTYPE: 7.3 mm, USNM 235300. PARATYPES: 1 specimen, 7.8 mm, USNM 235299; additional specimens, Virgo Cave, Lucy's Cave, Asgard Cave and Sagittarius Cave, Grand Bahama Island in the collection of Jill Yager.

Type locality. Sagattarius Cave, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahama Islands.

Description. Based on Yager, 1989: 1202, figs 5-7. Body length short (3.7-9.3 mm), with 15-16 segments; pleura pointed posterolaterally. Head shield convex laterally. Antenna 1 long, 1/2 to 2/3 body length; dorsal ramus (exopod) with 11 articles; ventral ramus (endopod) with 2 articles. Antenna 2 exopod with about 20-26 plumose setae along margin. Maxilla 1 prehensile; articles 2 and 3 free; article 4 without robust setae; article 5 with about 10 short to long robust setae, without endite, posterior margin straight; article 7 a long slender terminal claw. Maxilla 2 strongly prehensile; long, narrow distal to point of flexure; article 5 with slender robust setae on posterior margin of article distal to point of flexure; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with short, stout robust setae along posterior margin; article 7 grappling-hook-shaped claw complex with subequal spines and opposing setae. Maxilliped strongly prehensile; long, narrow distal to article 5 (point of flexure); with slender robust setae on posterior margin of article distal to point of flexure; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with short, stout robust setae along posterior margin; article 6 divided into 2 articles; article 7 grappling-hook-shaped claw complex with subequal spines. Uropodal rami shorter or subequal in length to anal segment.

Distribution. Grand Bahama Island, the Bahama Islands.



Cite this publication as: 'Lowry, J.K. & M. Yerman (2002 onwards). Remipedia: Species. Version 1: 2 October 2002. http://crustacea.net'.